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The intriguing tactic used by Man City, Spurs & Liverpool when defending corners

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Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham and Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool have made their sides a thrill to watch this season.

Manchester City are running away with the league already, having taken 31 points from the first 33 on offer.

They're playing an expansive style of football that is making them very popular among neutrals across Europe.

Pep Guardiola's side have already scored 38 goals - 15 more than any other Premier League team has managed thus far.

"Maybe Pep has the biggest share of our good run," said City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan to SPOX.com. "He finds solutions for every opponent and every single situation and cares about every detail. This makes everything a lot easier for us."

"The way we play stands out on its own: very attractive, very quick, many opportunities, many goals. Right now, it's great fun to watch us play.

"In combination with our good passing game and possession-based football, it is easier for us to dominate the opponents. At some point in the game, the opponent has to react and then we receive even bigger open spaces that we can use."

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City, Liverpool & Spurs employ same tactic

Despite their dismal defending this season, Liverpool have climbed to 5th and fans are still right behind their German manager.

A fan of the beautiful game, Sam, has highlighted exactly how Klopp, Pochettino and Guardiola employ remarkably similar tactics when defending corners.

By bringing all 11 players back, the speedsters can launch stunning counter-attacks on the unsuspecting opposition.

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Liverpool used it to great effect at West Ham recently, when Mohamed Salah scored just 13 seconds after Manuel Lanzini's corner was delivered.

The Egyptian winger had done something very similar earlier this season when he scored just seconds after an Arsenal corner.

Counter-attacking football at its very best!

Bringing all 11 players back for a corner is usually considered a defensive tactic but that idea has been turned on its head by these forward-thinking coaches.

Spurs will be hoping to launch these type of attacks when they visit north London rivals Arsenal next Saturday.

The Gunners - who were beaten 3-1 by Manchester City before the international break - have failed to beat Spurs in the Premier League since March 2014.

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